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Discovery Channel’s Max Micallef heads to A+E’s History

A+E Networks has named former Discovery Channel executive Max Micallef as VP of non-fiction programming and development at History. In his new role, Micallef will be responsible for leading the development and ...
January 9, 2019

A+E Networks has named former Discovery Channel executive Max Micallef as VP of non-fiction programming and development at History.

In his new role, Micallef will be responsible for leading the development and production of some of History’s staple non-fiction programming.

Based in Los Angeles, Micallef will report to History’s Eli Lehrer, EVP and head of programming.

Most recently, Micallef served as director of development at Discovery Channel where he worked alongside local and global producers to develop primetime series for the channel while also helping to set the strategy for new projects. During his seven-year tenure with Discovery Channel, his development and production credits include such programming as Finding Escobar’s MillionsKilling FieldsAmish Mafia and Moonshiners.

Prior to this, Micallef served as a production assistant at Discovery Studios. Over this two-year period, he was responsible for pitching and developing projects to various networks.

“[Max] is a talented creative with a great eye for developing outstanding non-fiction programming and we know he will be an asset to our network,” said Lehrer in a statement.

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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